IMS Football Coordinator, Mens Officiating Hub Manager & Referee
What started out as a bet between a friend, Ka’mani Anderson signed up to a refereeing course and has gone onto not only referee IMS and academy fixtures, but also coordinate football refrees for the programme.
Tell us a little bit about yourself (hobbies, interests and background):
I'm a referee, coach and football player from Birmingham, and currentyl study politics at Loughborough University.
How did you first get involved in volunteering within sport at Loughborough?
In what was essentially a bet - a friend bet me I couldn’t hack refereeing at a cva workshop, so I signed up for the refereeing course. This then lead to me refereeing IMS games and I’ve refereed over 75 and taken two key roles in the football officiating program at the cva
During your years at Loughborough what have you got involved in through volunteering within sport?
I’ve been lucky to help on events such as the U17 European Championships, some games were held at the university and I’ve been able to help run and shape the IMS football program. I’ve also had opportunities to referee top academy football sides at the university and have a meaningful and fruitful referee experience, thanks to the CVA.
What has your experience volunteering been like whilst at Loughborough?
I’ve throughly enjoyed it and it was one of the most important parts of my degree experience.
How has being involved with Loughborough Sport helped you develop and progress (personally and professionally)?
It’s allowed me to network and share experiences with some really cool and interesting people. The sheer diversity of people I’ve worked and met with has opened a lot of doors for me and given me some seriously cool experiences.
What’s the best advice you could give to a Loughborough student looking to get involved in volunteering & gain the most out of their university experiences?
Always ask questions and think outside of the box, this can get you out of all kinds of tight situations.
Finally, what do you enjoy most about volunteering?
The fact it usually helps other people and that you can’t do too much.